No one really enjoys a first date.
It's naturally uncomfortable.
But some first dates are much worse than others.
Washington Post Express sports editor Sarah Kelly asked Twitter to share their first date horror stories.
Hi Twitter please tell me about the worst first date you’ve ever been on.— Sarah Kelly (@Sarah Kelly) 1561936750.0
I haven’t been dating very long so most of my bad dates are just guys calling me fat (technically true but not a pr… https://t.co/0ldhwXDWuV— Sarah Kelly (@Sarah Kelly) 1561937907.0
People certainly had tales to tell.
@thesarahkelly Went on a blind date with a woman that my friend said was SO NICE. Met up at an icecream parlor and… https://t.co/sDyvhtgog4— confusedraptor (@confusedraptor) 1561945541.0
@thesarahkelly Was my birthday, he wanted to go to sushi (I hate sushi, but I didn’t want to be “that girl”), proce… https://t.co/kH7ViPjsWd— Danielle Allsop (@Danielle Allsop) 1561939446.0
@thesarahkelly A primatologist who, somewhere in the first minute of the date, got the idea that I was silently jud… https://t.co/TTlVnGMojx— Steve Kantrowitz (@Steve Kantrowitz) 1561956018.0
Some stories were epics.
@thesarahkelly 2) On the way out I serendipitously threw $5 on the table and that still sucked for the waitress. I… https://t.co/hNBap1AZa6— Enough Already (@Enough Already) 1561947213.0
@thesarahkelly 3) He told me he couldn’t believe I was going to ruin something so special. A friend of friends, our… https://t.co/Gae0Rm1TqJ— Enough Already (@Enough Already) 1561947245.0
@thesarahkelly 4) I pointed out that he really didn’t know me. But he could not be deterred. That son of a bit h f… https://t.co/hMCPOFqkl5— Enough Already (@Enough Already) 1561947293.0
@thesarahkelly Was seeing a guy I really liked and he broke up with me by giving my phone number to this other guy,… https://t.co/dBMTOEhHZW— Maria (@Maria) 1561944597.0
@thesarahkelly from Blockbuster and I told him I hate Jim Carrey, so he got "The Mask". We went back to his place… https://t.co/m3ZTOT8TCD— Maria (@Maria) 1561944657.0
@thesarahkelly I spent about 5 min trying to get off the waterbed without waking him up, went downstairs, where I f… https://t.co/fTPIZA6R3A— Maria (@Maria) 1561944718.0
@thesarahkelly It took like a month for him to stop calling. 4/4— Maria (@Maria) 1561944735.0
People were asked to do some pretty extreme things by people they just met.
@thesarahkelly I showed up at a bar this girl asked me to meet her at. She met me at the door and told me that 1) i… https://t.co/lWWnmZOFtz— Laura Dorwart, Ph.D. (@Laura Dorwart, Ph.D.) 1561948619.0
@drnelk @thesarahkelly I awkwardly sat there, drank two beers, had a pretzel and then had to wait in my car for 3 h… https://t.co/YnjPxvBoJ5— Laura Dorwart, Ph.D. (@Laura Dorwart, Ph.D.) 1561948965.0
The bad behavior was unfathomable.
@thesarahkelly I almost can't pick just one, there's a flood. I went on a date from Match, & the guy was disappoint… https://t.co/XvIFmMawRV— Anita Felicelli (@Anita Felicelli) 1561997206.0
@thesarahkelly I also was asked to a wedding by a guy & he got into a fight at the reception because he hit on the… https://t.co/n2ohp3Nj5S— supah mumsie (@supah mumsie) 1561948871.0
@thesarahkelly Blind date. Guy didn’t like the wine bar I picked and insisted on a bar downtown. When I asked him i… https://t.co/9XtuLQQpAd— Maren (@Maren) 1561951401.0
But some lessons were learned.
@thesarahkelly He wore a T-shirt with pancakes on it that said “Do you like all nighters” with pinstripe pants. He… https://t.co/YHFlGQPKvy— Cooper (@Cooper) 1561947835.0
@thesarahkelly Talked about himself & asked me no questions for 1.5 hours. Invited himself in and called me a tease… https://t.co/2fyLSae6tO— Cooper (@Cooper) 1561947925.0
@_AbbieCooper @thesarahkelly You had to kick him down the stairs? Jesus— USN Rhawkman (@USN Rhawkman) 1561988891.0
@USN_Rhawkman @thesarahkelly He wouldn’t leave after about a dozen verbal requests— Cooper (@Cooper) 1561998478.0
@_AbbieCooper @thesarahkelly I hope he learned something— USN Rhawkman (@USN Rhawkman) 1562003400.0
@USN_Rhawkman @thesarahkelly He learned how long my staircase is— Cooper (@Cooper) 1562006502.0
@_AbbieCooper @USN_Rhawkman @thesarahkelly https://t.co/kdoyHFFaqU— Master Beef Producer (@Master Beef Producer) 1562013263.0
In the end, Sarah Kelly concluded:
All y’all deserve so much better than what these cretins have given you— Sarah Kelly (@Sarah Kelly) 1561942008.0
Yes, we all deserve better than what these unlucky daters got.
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